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Spiritual Retainers

Last week we celebrated a big day at our house. Our youngest son, Jeb, got his braces taken off! After almost two years of wearing metal brackets, wires, chains, and rubber bands he was able to feel the real surface of his teeth again. After intermittent periods of pain and soreness each time the metal […]

God and the STAAR Test

For many this week there has been much anxiety, worry, grumbling and maybe even a little cussing over the annual giving of the STAAR tests. STAAR, short for State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, are a series of state-mandated standardized tests used in Texas public primary and secondary schools to assess a student’s achievements […]

May the Fourth Be with You

Perhaps you have been trolling social media today and have seen the greeting, “May the fourth be with you!” Or maybe you heard the same salutation on the radio or television, from a coworker or even from the checker at the store. In case you are wondering what is going on, let me clear it […]

Ding or Crater?

If you have seen my oldest son, Blake, driving his car around town lately you would notice that he had an unfortunate incident the other day. He and his friend were both in their cars in a parking lot. Blake backed out first but before he could clear and get out of the way, his […]

Respect All, Fear None

“Respect All, Fear None.” That’s a popular battle cry for many sports teams. The message is clear – a team must respect their opponent but not necessarily be afraid them. In other words, they must regard their foe as a worthy opponent but not shy away from them in terror. A team who respects their […]

The Devil Made Me Do It

Have you ever used the excuse, “the devil made me do it” or heard others use the excuse? I confess that I have tried that one a time or two! And I know without a doubt I am not the only one to do so. The first instance of that excuse was in the Garden […]

Keeping the End in Mind

Sunday marked a momentous occasion. No doubt it was a great day at Aldersgate! And I’m hoping you had a great day with friends and family and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. But it was also Opening Day for Major League Baseball! Woohoo! I’m an avid Texas Rangers fan and while they didn’t open their […]

Are We There Yet?

Any parent of young children has been on the other end of the question, “Are we there yet?” more times than they care to remember.  It’s a very common occurrence on a road trip and begins from the backseat before the journey is even half way to its destination. “Are we there yet?”  A simple […]

Easter is the Answer!

Do you ever find yourself discouraged, depressed, defeated or even devastated by the circumstances in your life?  I’m guessing you do because we all do.  In fact, you might find yourself in one of those places right now.  If so, let me encourage you with the story of Easter. The death, burial and resurrection of […]

Catching Your Breath

Are you tired?  Do you need some rest?  Are you looking for a time and place to catch your breath? If that’s you, I’ve got some great news for you! Jesus gives us a great promise about rest. “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew […]